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    Cover Photo in Firefox

    by Xemx Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    Hi, please excuse me if this question has been asked before. I did try doing a search on the problem. Anyway, I've been uploading my cover photo and although it looks okay whilst I'm logged in, it's disappearing when I'm logged out. It only appears when I view my profile page (logged in or out) in Internet Explorer. Has anyone else had this problem? I prefer Firefox. The cover photo is around 1800 x 500, I could crop it smaller but I don't like the pic then. Thanks in advance!

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  • Massage RooM

    by alank603 Online Now Oct 14, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    we last month spent a week in koh samui , during that week i went to a massage room a short walk away from the peace resort where we stayed , the woman called "ann" sorted my back and chest and i want to thank here , the massage room was right next door to the Pizza 1112 shop i wonder if anybody knows it and can give me a name or email so i can thank her

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  • What are the biggest online casino/betting sites in the Singapore?

    by lovemaker Online Now Oct 6, 2016 at 2:16 AM

    What are the biggest online casino/betting sites in the Singapore?

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  • bijo69's Profile Photo

    A beautiful postcard from Sydney arrived today.

    by bijo69 Online Now Oct 29, 2016 at 4:04 AM

    A big "Thank you" to the attendees of the Big Aussie Meet for this wonderful surprise! It made my day!

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  • MacedonianUK's Profile Photo

    Thank you!

    by MacedonianUK Online Now Oct 13, 2016 at 4:24 AM

    One big heartfelt THANK YOU, to everybody who stopped at my page yesteday.
    Thank you thinking of me on my Birthday, you my VT family made my day even better and more special.
    Here is to another year of travelling,I can't wait to meet you all again or for the first time.
    Till than keep safe and happy travels to all.
    Valentina xx

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  • samitbabu's Profile Photo

    Remove photo option not working from mobile

    by samitbabu Online Now Oct 7, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Hi, Was trying to remove a photo and add another in a travel page.
    It aint working as it doesnt allow removing.
    The button press to Remove photo doesnt work.
    This is from Android, both in Chrome and internet apps.

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  • ADAMYAMEY's Profile Photo

    I WISH I HAD...

    by ADAMYAMEY Online Now Oct 24, 2016 at 4:41 AM

    I have been collecting old travel guidebooks since the 1960s. In those early days, I limited myself to spending no more than £1 per book - it was a lot of money for a teenager in those years. Once, I saw a pre-WW! copy of Baedekers Guide to Russia, priced £5. I did not/could not buy it (without bankrupting myself). Today, you would get no change out of £550 if you wanted to buy one. It's too late to regret not having broken my £1 rule.

    Is there anything that you wished you had bought, but now cannot for any reason (not just price)?

    PS by way of compensation, i did pick up a copy of Baedeker's Egypt (pre WW2, not a facsimile) for 30 pence. Now, you would have to spend at least 300 times this amount to get an original!

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    The Friday VT Pub

    by daarth Online Now Oct 20, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Friiidaaayyyy!! Pub is open, and today's pubjoke: "I don't approve of political jokes...I've seen too many of them get elected."
    With that I hereby declare the pub a political free zone.

    Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.

    I changed my password to "incorrect". So whenever I forget what it is, the computer will say "Your password is incorrect".

    Got any more funny jokes?

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  • agha1963khan's Profile Photo

    did any member of bangkok replay me

    by agha1963khan Online Now Oct 15, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    any member can arrange a meeting in bangkok because i am visiting bangkok from 16-10-2016 to 23-10-2016
    please reply me now
    regards

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    Thoughts On This Article

    by briantravelman Online Now Oct 8, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    sltrib.com/home/4444726-155/...

    Came upon this just now. If you look at my Aruba page and videos I kind of did this already, and some TV shows have done bits on the "other" Aruba. I didn't realize Aruba was still having this problem. They should just show them my videos.
    But I am glad at least one island is stepping up and trying to get people to venture beyond the results. Though at the same time, I am afraid it might negatively impact and change the traditional lifestyle and culture. One of the things I loved most about Aruba is the fact that most visitors DON'T venture beyond the resorts, so the island has managed to stay authentic, and the islanders haven't adopted a greedy or snobby mentality that you find one some of the other touristy islands.
    Though I never realized All Inclusives could impact the rest of the island in a negative way. I kind of see their argument here.

    Anyways, what are your thoughts. Is this a good idea? Should tourists venture beyond the resort areas? What kind of impact could it have on the island?

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    Remarkable strange photo's at VT

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    Let's start a collection of the most strange photo's you have encountered at this website.

    I'll start with: cdn4/4/1263087....

    PJ

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  • How to add and maintain a transportation service listing on this website.

    by AMERICANWOMAN-JAX Online Now Oct 13, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Our company has attempted to add our business to your website several times. Over the past year or so our advertising folks have come in and added it, I've seen it, and now its gone (again). Wondering exactly what the procedure is for adding a transportation company to this website and allowing it to gather reviews? We are from Jacksonville, we see only three companies listed, one company is actually listed itself as the Jacksonville Airport, when in fact it is a transportation company, how funny. We just want to list our company as a service here to visiting customers. Is this a public site or not? Is there a procedure, a link, something that we should be referring to? Please advise. Thanks.

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    Good news for the critters

    by goodfish Online Now Oct 18, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    Sorry, I went to edit this post and accidentally deleted it so trying again…

    Our Sunday issue of the Star Tribune had an article about our larger cousin, Trip Advisor, and its booking site, Viator, dropping tickets sales for certain attractions in which "travelers come into physical contact with captive wild animals or endangered species, including but not limited to elephant rides, petting tigers, and swim with dolphin attractions." As Viator is a booking site for VT as well, I am assuming this is a win-win for all.

    Along with discontinuing ticket sales, they're also initiating an educational portal which "will provide links and information on animal welfare practices, helping travelers to write more informed reviews about their experience, and to be aware of opinions that exist on the conservation implications and benefits of some tourism attractions"

    This will not eliminate reviews from their members who visit such attractions but those will be marked with an icon that links to the portal.

    Here's TA's full press release for those interested:

    tripadvisor.com/PressCenter-...

    There's a nice plug for http://animalsaustralia.org on VT's FB page ("Ride Bikes, Not Elephants"), and we have members who've worked hard to educate about and dissuade from visiting attractions which are unhealthy/abusive for our finned/feathered/furry/footed friends so I'm sure this is welcome news for them as well the critters!

     

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  • DAO's Profile Photo

    Simon Says....

    by DAO Online Now Oct 25, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    Simon says???????????????????????????

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  • Suzanne_M's Profile Photo

    SUN VACATION IN DECEMBER 2016 - JANUARY 2017!

    by Suzanne_M Online Now Oct 8, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    i would like to go away on vacation in DECEMBER-JANUARY. i can leave as early as DECEMBER 10, 2016 and return at the latest on JANUARY 8, 2017. i would like to go somewhere SUNNY and HOT, preferably with a BEACH, and NOT (TOO) EXPENSIVE. i would be travelling alone. i am not too fussy about the destination, but a basic minimim would be nice. is there a website that has special deals with last-minute deal on 'surprise' destinations? i heard about that some time ago, but i am not sure where. thanks in advance!

    p.s. i would be leaving from MONTREAL, QUEBEC.

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  • Darby2's Profile Photo

    World's highest glass skywalk

    by Darby2 Online Now Oct 7, 2016 at 6:56 AM

    China has recently opened the world's highest glass skywalk, nearly a mile high....
    trueactivist.com/china-opens...

    The pictures are terrifying. Would you venture out on such a walkway?

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    ROUTER DISABLED---ANY IDEAS

    by davidjo Online Now Nov 3, 2016 at 12:52 AM

    OK, here is the problem and don't forget i am not very knowedgeable with computer or wifi terminology etc.
    I have a wifi system with one server and two routers. One router serves the apartments that are nearer and the other router is for the apartments that are 50m away. Everything has been fine for two years but for the last week nobody can connect to one of the routers (coming up "disabled"). The other router is working perfectly. We have tried resetting, switching off and on , but it has made no difference. Any of you computer experts have any ideas?
    Your suggestions will be much appreciated . Thanks in advance!

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    Help/recommendation for recovery of pictures from an external hard drive

    by Gypsystravels Online Now Oct 11, 2016 at 8:06 AM

    I store all my pictures on an external hard drive after my brother in law had to recover them from my laptop that died back at the beginning of 2015. I also started backing up my current pictures on the cloud and was in the middle of backing the older ones from the external hard when it fell to the floor. It now makes a weird sound and will not allow me to access any of the pictures. I have given the hard drive to my brother in law, but he's been quite busy and unable to take a look at it.

    My question is, has any one here had a similar experience? What was the outcome? I'm quite bummed as I had thousands of pictures saved on that external hard drive.

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  • Rixie's Profile Photo

    Ghost stories

    by Rixie Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    Halloween is almost here, and it has me thinking about ghost stories.

    We stayed in an AirBnB in New Orleans last year, and I was convinced that the master bedroom was haunted. First of all, it was a very cold room - markedly colder than the rest of the house. You could feel the difference as you walked down the hallway; it was like entering a walk-in cooler.

    Then there was the flashlight thing. I have an LED flashlight, with two beams and a built-in handle, that I've used for years because it's great for walking after dark. It was on the nightstand next to the bed and suddenly started flashing off and on. My flashlight doesn't have a strobe function. I kept pushing buttons, but it wouldn't stop. It flashed for several minutes and then stopped. It has never done that again and I use it daily.

    Also, one morning when I got out of the shower, there was a sudden, strong scent of gardenias. I don't own anything gardenia-scented, and there was nothing in the bathroom that smelled like that. Also, the scent didn't fade gradually: it was there, and then it was gone. I got the impression of a benign female presence.

    Do you have a real-life ghost story to share?

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    Atlas Obscura

    by Odinnthor Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Hey peeps, - Some of you likely are aware, - but I find this website enormously entertaining. I quite love the fact that I am aware of many of the things and places, and also love the fact that I still have a lot to learn, and am still able to be surprised even though I am fairly jaded.

    http://www.atlasobscura.com/

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  • davidjo's Profile Photo

    WHO ARE THE MOST GENEROUS PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

    by davidjo Online Now Oct 25, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    During our visit to Myanmar i did think that the people were extremely friendly and never ripped us off. Now this goes a long way to support my opinion.

    bbc.com/news/world-asia-3776...

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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo

    Hotel alternatives

    by Pawtuxet Online Now Oct 21, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    What to do about those of us who enjoy alternatives to a hotel? I stayed in an Airbnb last week. Sometimes I'm in a flat or cottage or B&B. I know the advertising support for VT isn't there, but some of us are not fans of big hotels and chain businesses.

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  • ADAMYAMEY's Profile Photo

    Did you ever...

    by ADAMYAMEY Online Now Oct 18, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    Often we eat things in restaurants that we would like to try making at home. Sometimes waiters or even the cooks come to our table and describe the recipe, or try to describe it. Very occasionally, relying on this advice alone, we have managed to reproduce the dish in question. Usually, we have to resort to assistance from cookbooks. Recently in Berat (Albania), we were told exactly how to make a certain kind of 'qofte' (meatball), and the cook's recipe worked perfectly at home,

    What is your experience?

     

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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo

    What do you like the most when you surf the web?

    by cachaseiro Online Now Oct 6, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Do you prefer a lot of text, or are you more in to photos?

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  • davidjo's Profile Photo

    ROUTER DISABLED---ANY IDEAS

    by davidjo Online Now Nov 3, 2016 at 12:52 AM

    OK, here is the problem and don't forget i am not very knowedgeable with computer or wifi terminology etc.
    I have a wifi system with one server and two routers. One router serves the apartments that are nearer and the other router is for the apartments that are 50m away. Everything has been fine for two years but for the last week nobody can connect to one of the routers (coming up "disabled"). The other router is working perfectly. We have tried resetting, switching off and on , but it has made no difference. Any of you computer experts have any ideas?
    Your suggestions will be much appreciated . Thanks in advance!

    11 Replies 1 hours ago
  • Usctwin's Profile Photo

    Updates Today - November 1

    by Usctwin Online Now Nov 1, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Hi VTers! We've expanded our redesign to CCR (Continent, Country, Region/State) level pages and your tips on CCRs are now exposed (previously hidden with old design) and have the beautiful Single Tip format (which provides great opportunity for google referrals and increased page views).

    We hope you will check it out and as always we look forward to your feedback!

    20 Replies Yesterday
  • Trekki's Profile Photo

    Earthquakes in Italy

    by Trekki Online Now Oct 30, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    It seems that there is something major on the way in middle Italy! Three earthquakes in short times, the one of this morning destroyed a lot in the village of Norcia, including San Benedetto church and monastery :-(

    What frightens me is the list of quakes, the Italian earthquake centre lists:
    http://cnt.rm.ingv.it/
    Every 5-10 minutes in the region of eastern Umbria and western Marche :-((

    24 Replies Nov 2, 2016 at 12:39 PM
  • bobsnicholson's Profile Photo

    Indian visa

    by bobsnicholson Online Now Oct 29, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    So many dodgy Indian visa sites.
    Need to apply for visas.
    Could someone advise CORRECT Indian Gov visa site (they all say they are "official", but we all know they exaggerate the trut
    Regards

    16 Replies Yesterday
  • bijo69's Profile Photo

    A beautiful postcard from Sydney arrived today.

    by bijo69 Online Now Oct 29, 2016 at 4:04 AM

    A big "Thank you" to the attendees of the Big Aussie Meet for this wonderful surprise! It made my day!

    3 Replies Nov 2, 2016 at 1:44 PM
  • ricky52's Profile Photo

    Trick or Treat is upon us.

    by ricky52 Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Do you bother?

    We are expecting 100+ kids on Monday night, doing simple cornflake/rice crispie buns with popping candy and little marshmallows.
    It will be a long night :o)

    38 Replies Nov 3, 2016 at 12:53 PM
  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo

    Remarkable strange photo's at VT

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    Let's start a collection of the most strange photo's you have encountered at this website.

    I'll start with: cdn4/4/1263087....

    PJ

    6 Replies Nov 1, 2016 at 2:00 AM
  • Odinnthor's Profile Photo

    Atlas Obscura

    by Odinnthor Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Hey peeps, - Some of you likely are aware, - but I find this website enormously entertaining. I quite love the fact that I am aware of many of the things and places, and also love the fact that I still have a lot to learn, and am still able to be surprised even though I am fairly jaded.

    http://www.atlasobscura.com/

    15 Replies Yesterday
  • Rixie's Profile Photo

    Ghost stories

    by Rixie Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    Halloween is almost here, and it has me thinking about ghost stories.

    We stayed in an AirBnB in New Orleans last year, and I was convinced that the master bedroom was haunted. First of all, it was a very cold room - markedly colder than the rest of the house. You could feel the difference as you walked down the hallway; it was like entering a walk-in cooler.

    Then there was the flashlight thing. I have an LED flashlight, with two beams and a built-in handle, that I've used for years because it's great for walking after dark. It was on the nightstand next to the bed and suddenly started flashing off and on. My flashlight doesn't have a strobe function. I kept pushing buttons, but it wouldn't stop. It flashed for several minutes and then stopped. It has never done that again and I use it daily.

    Also, one morning when I got out of the shower, there was a sudden, strong scent of gardenias. I don't own anything gardenia-scented, and there was nothing in the bathroom that smelled like that. Also, the scent didn't fade gradually: it was there, and then it was gone. I got the impression of a benign female presence.

    Do you have a real-life ghost story to share?

    13 Replies Oct 30, 2016 at 1:13 PM
  • Xemx's Profile Photo

    Cover Photo in Firefox

    by Xemx Online Now Oct 28, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    Hi, please excuse me if this question has been asked before. I did try doing a search on the problem. Anyway, I've been uploading my cover photo and although it looks okay whilst I'm logged in, it's disappearing when I'm logged out. It only appears when I view my profile page (logged in or out) in Internet Explorer. Has anyone else had this problem? I prefer Firefox. The cover photo is around 1800 x 500, I could crop it smaller but I don't like the pic then. Thanks in advance!

    2 Replies Oct 28, 2016 at 8:51 AM
  • MacedonianUK's Profile Photo

    Food and wine crawl anybody?

    by MacedonianUK Online Now Oct 27, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    After Vogue published very good and interesting article about Macedonia becoming foodie destination many members keep commenting on it on my FB page.
    vogue.com/13495447/macedonia...
    Many ppl who attended the7th Euromeet in Macedonia always said that they had great time in undiscovered destination where their money go longer way.
    To add to this Ohrid has been named 5th best destination worldwide to visit in 2017 by London Independent newspaper
    Now I am seriously thinking of organising another meet and I would like to know your thoughts on it.
    Would you be interested spending 4-5days on a trail of good food, even better wine and interesting history?
    There are budget flight to Ohrid and Skopje from Europe so now is much easier to reach Macedonia.
    I would like to know would you be interested if I organise meet for eather June or last week of August?

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  • mccalpin's Profile Photo

    Have you seen the Celtic Cross in the Donegal Forest in Ireland?

    by mccalpin Online Now Oct 25, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    No, it's not what you think...see atlasobscura.com/articles/a-...

    Bill

    12 Replies Oct 30, 2016 at 7:55 AM
  • davidjo's Profile Photo

    WHO ARE THE MOST GENEROUS PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

    by davidjo Online Now Oct 25, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    During our visit to Myanmar i did think that the people were extremely friendly and never ripped us off. Now this goes a long way to support my opinion.

    bbc.com/news/world-asia-3776...

    15 Replies Nov 3, 2016 at 7:32 AM
  • DAO's Profile Photo

    Simon Says....

    by DAO Online Now Oct 25, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    Simon says???????????????????????????

    9 Replies Oct 30, 2016 at 2:49 PM
  • Usctwin's Profile Photo

    Updates Today

    by Usctwin Online Now Oct 24, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Hi All -

    In a continued effort to get off our old code, we'd love for you to check out the new look to our city category pages (desktop, mobile and tablet)! For example:

    Bangkok Warnings and Dangers - Bangkok Warnings and Dangers

    Paris Things to do
    Paris Things to Do

    New York City Restaurants - New York City Restaurants

    We've also added a new header to these pages as well as updated the header to the tip group pages and single tip pages. You will find this works on all devices. If you encounter any errors or bugs, please let us know!

    We'd love to hear your thoughts!

    Best,
    VT Team

    42 Replies Oct 29, 2016 at 7:16 AM
  • ADAMYAMEY's Profile Photo

    I WISH I HAD...

    by ADAMYAMEY Online Now Oct 24, 2016 at 4:41 AM

    I have been collecting old travel guidebooks since the 1960s. In those early days, I limited myself to spending no more than £1 per book - it was a lot of money for a teenager in those years. Once, I saw a pre-WW! copy of Baedekers Guide to Russia, priced £5. I did not/could not buy it (without bankrupting myself). Today, you would get no change out of £550 if you wanted to buy one. It's too late to regret not having broken my £1 rule.

    Is there anything that you wished you had bought, but now cannot for any reason (not just price)?

    PS by way of compensation, i did pick up a copy of Baedeker's Egypt (pre WW2, not a facsimile) for 30 pence. Now, you would have to spend at least 300 times this amount to get an original!

    5 Replies Nov 1, 2016 at 6:25 AM
  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo

    Tell me something about yourself:

    by cachaseiro Online Now Oct 22, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Is there something that you can't do that almost everyone else can do?

    I will start.

    I can't burp.

    76 Replies Nov 2, 2016 at 5:08 PM
  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo

    Hotel alternatives

    by Pawtuxet Online Now Oct 21, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    What to do about those of us who enjoy alternatives to a hotel? I stayed in an Airbnb last week. Sometimes I'm in a flat or cottage or B&B. I know the advertising support for VT isn't there, but some of us are not fans of big hotels and chain businesses.

    16 Replies Oct 28, 2016 at 8:42 AM
  • IngaA's Profile Photo

    My biggest 'American astonishment'

    by IngaA Online Now Oct 21, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    2 days since I'm back from United States. Enjoyed my stay there, I know I will be back. But that's another story.
    Well, Americans are known as very friendly nation, I confirm that, but that's also another story.
    What really kept and keeps surprising me in Americans, up to stunning, is their 'cold-resistance', if can say so.
    Lol, imagine, me, walking in polo and warm jacket, and long jeans trousers, and locals wandering in shorts & T-shorts, and girls in topics. I was clinging teeth when just looking at that. And not that they looked like people who just took wrong cloth by mistake and feel cold. NOWAY. They were relaxed and it was clear that they felt absolutely comfortable with that.
    Americans, do you ever feel cold, lol ? does this notion exist for you ? if so, tell me how you manage that, I want to know, I feel envious, really !

    31 Replies Nov 3, 2016 at 7:17 AM
  • GyuriFT's Profile Photo

    Unusual way to travel by car from Uzhgorod to Kiev

    by GyuriFT Online Now Oct 20, 2016 at 11:48 PM

    Not much to say, the picture tells all.

    MISCELLANEOUS Photo
    20 Replies Oct 22, 2016 at 9:25 PM
  • daarth's Profile Photo

    The Friday VT Pub

    by daarth Online Now Oct 20, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Friiidaaayyyy!! Pub is open, and today's pubjoke: "I don't approve of political jokes...I've seen too many of them get elected."
    With that I hereby declare the pub a political free zone.

    Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.

    I changed my password to "incorrect". So whenever I forget what it is, the computer will say "Your password is incorrect".

    Got any more funny jokes?

    5 Replies Oct 21, 2016 at 5:27 PM
  • GyuriFT's Profile Photo

    Why is the American wine sold in the States so super-sweet?

    by GyuriFT Online Now Oct 19, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    We have great wine sold all over EU and some parts of ex-CCCP, it's being called "California Ruby Cabernet".
    The usual price is ca. $2 - $2.5. The wine is made by Gallo winery in California.
    It's terrific.

    Right now I am in the States and I cannot find anything even close to that, neither in price, nor in (lack of) sugar.
    The selection of non-sugar-daddy wines (for under $15) is quite limited and pretty much nothing local.

    Last time (shame on me!) bought a Barefoot wine in France. That wine got a gazillion of gold medals, the price is very competitive and it is absolutely drinkable.

    I can't find that Barefoot variety American wine in America... crazy.

    Instead, all Barefoot sold here is super-sweet, basically undrinkable.

    Can't wait to go back and get the real stuff... for reasonable price ;-)

    31 Replies Nov 3, 2016 at 8:42 AM
  • ADAMYAMEY's Profile Photo

    Did you ever...

    by ADAMYAMEY Online Now Oct 18, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    Often we eat things in restaurants that we would like to try making at home. Sometimes waiters or even the cooks come to our table and describe the recipe, or try to describe it. Very occasionally, relying on this advice alone, we have managed to reproduce the dish in question. Usually, we have to resort to assistance from cookbooks. Recently in Berat (Albania), we were told exactly how to make a certain kind of 'qofte' (meatball), and the cook's recipe worked perfectly at home,

    What is your experience?

     

    16 Replies Oct 20, 2016 at 3:54 PM
  • goodfish's Profile Photo

    Good news for the critters

    by goodfish Online Now Oct 18, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    Sorry, I went to edit this post and accidentally deleted it so trying again…

    Our Sunday issue of the Star Tribune had an article about our larger cousin, Trip Advisor, and its booking site, Viator, dropping tickets sales for certain attractions in which "travelers come into physical contact with captive wild animals or endangered species, including but not limited to elephant rides, petting tigers, and swim with dolphin attractions." As Viator is a booking site for VT as well, I am assuming this is a win-win for all.

    Along with discontinuing ticket sales, they're also initiating an educational portal which "will provide links and information on animal welfare practices, helping travelers to write more informed reviews about their experience, and to be aware of opinions that exist on the conservation implications and benefits of some tourism attractions"

    This will not eliminate reviews from their members who visit such attractions but those will be marked with an icon that links to the portal.

    Here's TA's full press release for those interested:

    tripadvisor.com/PressCenter-...

    There's a nice plug for http://animalsaustralia.org on VT's FB page ("Ride Bikes, Not Elephants"), and we have members who've worked hard to educate about and dissuade from visiting attractions which are unhealthy/abusive for our finned/feathered/furry/footed friends so I'm sure this is welcome news for them as well the critters!

     

    6 Replies Oct 18, 2016 at 4:57 PM
  • Homanded's Profile Photo

    Have entered my photo which also appears on VT's front page!

    by Homanded Online Now Oct 17, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    My photo has been entered in a contest on Tripmaster hoping to generate enough votes. I'm not sure if it is proper to post here, if not, please feel free to remove.
    It is one of my all time favorite photos of Grand Teton which I've ever taken and I've been proud to see it displayed prominently on VT's home page.

    http://bit.ly/2eydF1J

    40 Replies Oct 21, 2016 at 11:52 AM
  • agha1963khan's Profile Photo

    did any member of bangkok replay me

    by agha1963khan Online Now Oct 15, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    any member can arrange a meeting in bangkok because i am visiting bangkok from 16-10-2016 to 23-10-2016
    please reply me now
    regards

    5 Replies Oct 15, 2016 at 9:59 AM
  • Massage RooM

    by alank603 Online Now Oct 14, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    we last month spent a week in koh samui , during that week i went to a massage room a short walk away from the peace resort where we stayed , the woman called "ann" sorted my back and chest and i want to thank here , the massage room was right next door to the Pizza 1112 shop i wonder if anybody knows it and can give me a name or email so i can thank her

    2 Replies Oct 18, 2016 at 2:04 PM
  • How to add and maintain a transportation service listing on this website.

    by AMERICANWOMAN-JAX Online Now Oct 13, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Our company has attempted to add our business to your website several times. Over the past year or so our advertising folks have come in and added it, I've seen it, and now its gone (again). Wondering exactly what the procedure is for adding a transportation company to this website and allowing it to gather reviews? We are from Jacksonville, we see only three companies listed, one company is actually listed itself as the Jacksonville Airport, when in fact it is a transportation company, how funny. We just want to list our company as a service here to visiting customers. Is this a public site or not? Is there a procedure, a link, something that we should be referring to? Please advise. Thanks.

    6 Replies Oct 14, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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    Bob Dylan, Nobel Prize in Literature

    by alza Online Now Oct 13, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Bravo to Bob Dylan, for receiving the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Well deserved! His words hit the mark and still influence us.

    This news really makes me happy!

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    17 Replies Oct 14, 2016 at 5:34 PM
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    Thank you!

    by MacedonianUK Online Now Oct 13, 2016 at 4:24 AM

    One big heartfelt THANK YOU, to everybody who stopped at my page yesteday.
    Thank you thinking of me on my Birthday, you my VT family made my day even better and more special.
    Here is to another year of travelling,I can't wait to meet you all again or for the first time.
    Till than keep safe and happy travels to all.
    Valentina xx

    4 Replies Oct 13, 2016 at 7:44 AM